UK Purina pet food canning line closure due to pouches

Nestle Purina PetCare plans to close the canning line of one of their facilities in the United Kingdom.

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Nestle Purina PetCare plans to close the canning line of one of their facilities in the United Kingdom, reported the Wisbech Standard. The pet food manufacturing plant is in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. The plant employs more than 600 people, and it’s unknown if any will lose their jobs. Purina purchased the facility in 1998. It now produces brands including Felix, Winalot, Gourmet, Bakers and Friskies. Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “UK Purina Pet Food Canning Line Closure Due to Pouches.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 15 Apr. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8062-uk-purina-pet-food-canning-line-closure-due-to-pouches.

Wixon: Pacific Rim Flavors

Wixon identifies Filipino-forward flavors as developing taste trend

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The Philippines, a Pacific Rim nation of more than 7,000 islands, has a diverse culinary culture influenced by local ingredients (such as, coconut and mango) and other ethnic cuisines, most notably Chinese, Malay and Spanish. Read more.


“Wixon: Pacific Rim Flavors.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 4 Apr. 2019, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/122224-wixon-pacific-rim-flavors.

Insect-based pet food ingredient maker among top funded

During the past 12 months, two insect farms broke the record for largest amount of funding raised.

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Food system investment group AgFunder ranked a novel pet food ingredient producer among those insect farms that secured significant funding in the past year. Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “Insect-Based Pet Food Ingredient Maker among Top Funded.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 1 Apr. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8031-insect-based-pet-food-ingredient-maker-among-top-funded.